Staff in Modern Languages research a wide range of areas, including literature, linguistics, translation and film. We supervise PhD students researching periods from the medieval to the present, across our seven main languages, with interdisciplinary projects involving additional supervision from other departments in the College of Humanities and beyond. Visit our staff profiles for more information about our research.
The ‘Centre for Translating Cultures’ provides a focal point for research in Modern Languages. Our postgraduate students regularly present work in progress at the Centre and participate its regular series of seminars often with distinguished visiting speakers. Modern Languages postgraduates are also active in other research centres in Modern Languages and the College of Humanities.
Beyond the University we have good relations with UK museums and galleries, as well as academic and research institutions internationally, attracting research students from all over the world and many cultural backgrounds.
There are frequent public seminars and lecture series which feature distinguished scholars and public figures in related fields from the UK, Europe and throughout the world.
The Modern Languages programme from The University of Exeter is committed to ensuring you receive high quality research supervision to maximise your potential and prepare you for a rewarding career. You will develop skills which will be useful to you whether or not you stay in academia including highly developed research methods skills. Possible careers include academic research and teaching, and potentially, usually with further professional training, employment in research and policy organisations and charities in the UK and beyond.
Postgraduate students have access to the wide range of support offered by our Career Zone. In addition, postgraduate research students can access our Researcher Development Programme, which covers a range of topics to help you to succeed during your research degree and to act as a springboard for your research career.
Current areas of enquiry include (but are not limited to):
- Autobiographies in translation
- Cities in translation
- Contemporary Chinese cinema
- The market for translated literature
- Translators as activists
- Medieval culture of translation
- 24 months
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Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 97 other PhDs in Languages in United Kingdom
Students applying to enter directly into the MA by Research programme would normally be expected to have a BA degree with 2.1 or equivalent in Modern Languages or related subject or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject.
International18100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18100 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.
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